CHIPOTLE CARAMELIZED ONIONS & MUSHROOMS
It’s Natalie @perrysplate again! I really don’t have to convince you about caramelized onions, right? Nature’s best magic trick.
Ya, caterpillars into butterflies are great and all, but seriously… something so pungent as an onion turning into something almost as sweet as candy with just some heat and patience? I’m amazed every time. And no, you do NOT need to add sugar to caramelize onions!
Add some tender mushrooms and a chipotle pepper? You won’t be able to stop eating these.
PSST —> I included a slow cooker version of this recipe in my upcoming book, THE BIG BOOK OF PALEO SLOW COOKING! It’s one of 200 paleo recipes you can throw in your slow cooker — and 2/3 OF THE BOOK IS WHOLE30 COMPLIANT! I’m just looking out for you. •
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\\CHIPOTLE CARAMELIZED ONIONS & MUSHROOMS\\
Makes about 2 1/2 cups
4 Tablespoons ghee
2 really large onions (or 4 small ones or 3 medium ones), peeled and sliced thinly
10-12 ounces of button mushrooms, stems removed and sliced into 1/4-inch pieces
1-2 chipotle peppers from a can of chipotles in adobo sauce, seeded and minced
BRING 2 Tablespoons of the ghee to medium-high heat in a large saute pan or skillet.
ADD the onions and a generous pinch of salt. Yes, it looks like an obscene amount of onions, but they cook down quite a bit. Don’t freak out.
COOK the onions until they become soft, then reduce heat to medium low, cover, and cook for about 20-25 minutes, stirring occasionally, until onions are golden brown and very, very soft.
ADD the other 2 Tablespoons of ghee, the sliced mushrooms, and the minced chipotle peppers. Cover and cook for another 10-12 minutes until the mushrooms are cooked and the onions are a deep caramel brown color.
TASTE the mixture. If you want it spicier, then add another chipotle or some hot sauce.
SERVE immediately on a burger, over a baked potato, with some fried eggs, or on a salad.
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